The other day, the phone rang and when I answered the voice on the other end said:
Him Hello Grandpa.
Me Who is this?
Him Your oldest grandson.
Me What's your name oldest grandson?
Me You have the wrong number.
I then hung up because I have heard of people being scammed out of money to help out a "grandchild" who was in trouble and needed money.
On second thought, I should have kept him on the line until I knew where he was and could call the authorities.
Warren & Peggy
Four cats "Albert, Noble, Peaches, Lil Bit" all neutered.
Oh, that brings up so many ideas...
Me: "Michael, huh! I don't remember a Michael. Which of my 7 kids is you parent?
Me: Oh, you're THAT Michael! Y'know, I never liked your mother, and I disowned you a long time ago. whaddya want now!"
Me: "Let's see...Michael... OH, YEAH! Lois's son...The one who made it big in computers...Y'know, there's this truck I really need, and I can get it for only $30,000. Since you are so rich, you can advance me that money and never miss it. How about a little gift for your ol' Grampa?"
Me: "Michael! You got a lot of nerve calling me after what you did! You oughta be in JAIL, and if you are, I hope they throw away the key! You can ROT there for all I care!"
Me: "Michael. Hmmm... Y'know, I have 13 or 14 grandkids, and I don't remember a Michael. If I'm your grampa, what is my first name?"
Me: "Sorry, wrong number!"
CM1, USN (RET)
2002 Fleetwood Southwind 32V, Ford V10
Toad: 2006 Jeep Rubicon LJ
Other toad: '06 PT Cruiser, Kar Kaddy dolly
Toy: 1977 Dodge W100 CC SWB, 3/4 ton axles & springs
"When seconds count, help is only minutes away!"
So this morning we are at the camper at the lake and my wife says to me,
"thats funny that am American bought CO_____s (her sister) truck"
We are in canada.
My first thought was a scam so I said I bet they paid her price with no dickering, sight unseen, and sent extra money for shipping?
She says ya, in fact (her sister) went to Thunder Bay for the weekend so she can send $1000 through Western Union to their shipping company tomorrow Monday) morning so that they can clear her $6000 cheque for the truck & shipping.
We could not get ahold of her sister so we called her husband in their home town to shut this plan down and he said,
"well I though something was funny cause this shipping company is in England"
I will never again say I don't understand how people get sucked into this cause my wife and her sister are fairly inteligent people.
Well, ler me think about that last statement..
And the husband is an engineer???
Just small town naive trusting d- -b people I guess.
I've been contacted by folks in the past where I thought they were someone I knew. It usually took a few minutes before they or I said something that didn't make sense to the other and then we realized we each were NOT talking to the person we thought we were. It was all innocent, no scamming going on.
I get regular robocalls that start with "There, are currently no problems with your account". Always a different area code and number, so you can't block them all. This is where I usually hang up, since I don't have any debt, but I'm going to start just laying the phone down until I hear that phone signal that my phone's off the hook. Might as well cost them some more money to pester me.
Retired and visiting as much of this beautiful country as I can.
Too funny! I got a grandson call a few months ago. Problem is, I have no grandchildren. It sounded like a young child and truly was a wrong number.
But always be on guard for scams these days. Sad, really.